Christina Schelling is an established Human Resources executive and a business savvy thought leader with over 20 years of experience in progressively responsible, cross-functional, global leadership positions.
She leads Verizon’s fully integrated talent, diversity, equity and inclusion organization. She and her team are responsible for more deeply infusing DEI into all ways of working to attract, develop and inspire talent, create competitive advantage and drive business results.
Before joining Verizon, Christina was the Head of Human Resources for The Estée Lauder Companies Global Corporate Functions where she was responsible for defining, prioritizing and leading all aspects of human resources for Finance, Human Resources, Corporate Strategy, Transformation, IT, Shared Services, Communications, Public Affairs, ESG, Enterprise Marketing & Data, Legal and Security, and the Office of the CEO. Additionally, Christina led ELC’s Future of Work and Return to Office strategy globally, as well as the HR M&A Center of Expertise.
Before joining The Estée Lauder Companies, Christina spent six years at Prudential in multiple global leadership roles. She was the Head of Human Resources for Prudential’s Global Technology and Data organization as well as the Global Finance, Communications, Investment Office and Audit organizations. As the lead Human Resources Business Partner, she led people, culture and organizational strategies including C-suite succession. She began her tenure at Prudential as the Head of Performance Management, Employee Engagement, Inclusion & Diversity, Early Talent Acquisition, Employer Brand and Culture.
Prior to joining Prudential, Christina spent over seven years at American Express in multiple global positions including roles managing teams responsible for complex business transformations, diversity & inclusion, and talent management strategies.
Prior to joining American Express, she worked as a management consultant in the organizational strategy practice at IBM.
Christina is an accomplished Human Resources practitioner often speaking on topics that include culture, inclusion, talent and leadership.
Christina holds a bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts and a master’s in Organizational Development from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.